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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 20:13

This week, Bren, Spindles and Ady are joined in the studio by renowned Steampunk and gamebook author, Jonathan Green.

We talk Empire awards, Doctor Who past, present and future, 80s TV shows, Steampunk, Roleplaying, Films and, of course, the lovely Mr Green himself.

Here's a few of the links for stuff we were chatting about in the show.

Jonathan's current Kickstarter venture, Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D'Eath: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1412864360/clemency-slaughter-and-the-legacy-of-death Go and fund it.. You know you want to!!!

The NerdVsWorld/Rule32Cafe International Tabletop Day in Worcester: ...

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Friday, March 22, 2013 - 16:58

To cap off what has been a particularly frustrating couple of weeks I took delivery today of the shiny new Packard Bell PC that I bough several weeks ago and which has never worked correctly. Having sent it back to them to be fixed, I expected to boot up the machine and find it all working spiffingly.

This turned out not to be the case. Their diagnostic procedure seemed to be:

Turn on machine, click a few things, assume that the problem was all my fault, include a frankly insulting 'Cheat Sheet' of how to open things in Windows, pack it all up and send it back to me.

Well.... Here we are.... So I have packed it all up again, booked UPS to come back again, pick it up and take it back to Packard Bell for them to fix it.

However, I have included a little note of my own this time.... It reads thusly:

Dear Technician,

Firstly, let me thank you for the handy Windows 8 shortcut links pages you sent back with my...

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Friday, March 22, 2013 - 00:37

So.... Some woman wrote an article.... It was a review of a new pub in Oxford, The White Rabbit. You can see the original article here: http://bit.ly/163EgVV

Unfortunately (for her), as a part of the article she made reference to the pub in its previous guise as The Gloucester Arms and said that it was a trouble pub. I have taken offence at this and have sent her the following response.

Let's see how this plays out...

Good Evening,

Firstly, please let me apologise... What follows is unlikely to be a measured, or indeed polite response to your article on the subject of the White Rabbit pub in Oxford. Whilst you may consider it to be merely a single line in an article that you have written and forgotten about, I must take umbridge with your statement that The Gloucester Arms was, as you put it: 'a hard core rock,...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 15:53

This is an essay by my wonderful NerdVsWorld co-host Brendan.

It was written as a part of his degree and we thought it would be nice to share it with the rest of the world.

In a nutshell it is a comparison of Philip K Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Fear Factory's concept album Obsolete.

Whilst they are both from very different eras and mediums, the similarities between the two provoke an interesting debate about the progression of futurism into postmodernism and beyond across different forms of art.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 12:54

As Ady is off in Japan, Brendan and Spindles are joined this week by Emma and the mighty Megan.

We review the Sci-Fi Weekender and chat about Kickstarter, the future and more.

Musical interlude this week comes in the form of Fighting Trousers by the very wonderful Professor Elemental

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McpWcn-1RZU - Evacuated Tube Transport

http://youtu.be/IBTx87xiscs - High Tech Dutch Road

http://youtu.be/DsKd1yJ8EPU - Sith Vs Jedi Flashmob at Sci-Fi Weekender

As always you can join us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nerdvworld

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 13:48

This list of films is compiled from responses to the thread on our facebook page, plus those suggested by guests on our NerdVsWorld show.

Basically we had to suggest 5 films off the top of our heads that we thought everyone needed to see.

I've removed any duplicates but added the number of times each one has been voted for.

I'll be updating it as and when new films are added.

Please feel free to add your own 5 films in the comments at the bottom and I'll add them to the list

Film
Alien 5
Blade Runner 4
Fight Club 3
The Empire Strikes Back 3
Akira...
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 21:55

This week, Bren, Spindles and Ady talk Oscars, Favorite Films, LARP, New Consoles and much more. Plus a bulging sack of goodies is unloaded some unsuspecting recipients.

Musical interlude this week is "I Rise, You Fall" by Skin The Pig.

Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLKZb1wLmAY

As always you can join us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nerdvworld

Or follow us on twitter:

https://twitter.com/nerdvsworld - Brendan

https://twitter.com/kaosady - Ady

https://twitter.com/spindlyone - Spindles

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 23:06

After a whole day in bed variously sleeping and hacking up chunks of lung, I'm almost feeling human enough to give a brief account of our weekend away at the Sci-Fi Weekender 4.

For those of you who have never heard of, or experienced it, the SFW takes over a holiday camp in North Wales for a weekend, fills it with around 4000 rabid sci-fi fans and puts on a show of authors, actors, musicians, comedians and much more for their entertainment. We had our first experience of it last year when a couple of our friends won tickets and invited us along. Despite the run-down Pontin's apartments, poisonous canteen and the 10 hour journey home due to our car breaking down in the Apocalyptic Blizzard of January 2012, we decided to go along again this year and take our daughter along with us.

The journey there was a trek through the mountains of Middle Earth complete with frozen waterfalls, free range sheep and small...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 09:11

Bren , Spindles and Ady talk through some current events in the world of TV, Film, Games, Comics and Tech.

Plus a big discussion about the future of genre shows on TV and a retrospective look at Fringe. No spoilers though. :)

Musical interlude is the new single from Awake By Design, "Falling on me". You can find them over on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AwakeByDesign

You can have a look at the MakeyMakey over at http://www.makeymakey.com/

Details of the London Super Comic Convention http://www.londonsupercomicconvention.com/events-schedule/

More show notes to follow with links to other stuff we were chatting about.

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 23:47


Yes... I promised didn't I?

The main reason for tonight's post is that i'm testing out a new blogging app for Android. I've been trying without success to use Google's official blogger app but it's broken. It crashes every time I click the new post button. So I'm trying out Blogaway, which seems to be working fine so far.

Well the new NerdVsWorld podcasts seem to be going well...  We're getting reasonable amount of hits per episode so thanks to all those who tune in to listen to our nerdy ramblings. Without you there would literally be no show. If you've not had a listen yet then head over to the wonkycasts section of http://www.wonkyspanner.com and give it a try.

The Sci-Fi Weekender is less than a month away now and all the fabric just arrived for our costumes. Yay! Now to make the damn things. Pictures soon.

That's enough for now.... on with more Person of Interest.